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Some Final Thoughts as We Travel Home

Governor Daniels and the entire Indiana delegation believe that this has been a very productive trip. The commerce model is growing more global each day. This has had both positive and negative ramifications for the US economy. We can pretend its not happening and in the long run our citizens will suffer. Rather, it's imperative that we embrace the change and find the opportunities for our state and local communities. Japan is much like the US in that it is a mature and advanced economy. We have partnered with them for many years and its vital to continue to build on those collaborative efforts. Japan is a strong ally in Asia and maintaining our close ties, both politically and economically is wise. China, in contrast, is an emerging economy with...

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Fraternal Order of Police Celebrity Basketball Game

The Valparaiso Fraternal Order of Police is hosting a FREE celebrity basketball game this Sunday September 20, 2009 at 3:30 p.m.  The game will take place in the gymnasium at the Morgan Twp. School.  The school is located at: 299 South State Road 49.

This is a FREE event, no tickets needed!  Please bring your family and friends out to enjoy this fun event. The members of the Valparaiso FOP will take on the following celebrities:
(Tentative list)

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2nd Annual Amy's Memorial Ride

A ride for children of many abilities is to be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, September 20, 2009! 

All motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to register at 11:30AM for a beautiful county ride.  Depart at 12:30 from the Kouts Legion (along Highway 8 just 1/2 mile west of the four-way stop). You could be the winner of a door prize, or the 50/50 raffle! 

Lunch will be served half way through the ride.  All proceeds will be presented at the end of the ride to local children with disabilities.   Tickets are only $28 per person, including lunch! 
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PNC Brownbag Series Looks at Diversity

Purdue University North Central will present a Brownbag Series in the coming months, with PNC faculty, staff and community members leading programs that center on the topic of "diversity."

The seminars will vary in style and subject, but all will share the intent of presenting topics and issues that can contribute to the development of tolerant, inclusive campus and community cultural practices. Some presenters will feature short film clips or interactive pieces that will stimulate conversation and discussion, others will present ideas for open dialogue and sharing of views and experiences.

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PNC American Sign Language Club Silent Tea

The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host a Silent Tea on Monday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall Room 02 on campus. The tea will open to PNC students as well as community members. Children are welcome to attend with their parents or adult.

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Ribbon Cutting and Open House at Living Hope Community Church's New Location

The Living Hope Community Church ribbon cutting and open house was this week for the new location behind Harley Davidson on Hwy 30 (1155 Marsh St, Suite A).

The ribbon cutting featured cake, punch, and some munchies. Games included the ping pong and air hockey tables in the kids/youth room.  Maybe someone would like to challenge the pastor to a game of table tennis?

This Sunday we're celebrating our 9th Anniversary and having a Grand Opening celebration.

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Valparaiso International Center Grand Opening

The Valparaiso International Center has quite a bit going on in the upcoming months!  The VIC will host a Grand Opening on September 19th from 10am-8pm.

The day will feature:

  • a world flavors culinary experience,
  • art opening with a variety of culturally based artwork,
  • Neighborlink Now: The House Is Complete

    We wanted to take a few minutes and thank the MANY volunteers who came out to paint this house in Valparaiso for a gentleman who needed us. We started around the end of July and finished up at the beginning of September. It was worked on mainly on Saturdays. However, we couldn't have completed it without the help of two of the recipients neighbors. They worked throughout the weeks that we weren't able to be there. All together there were around 30 people who helped with prep by scrapping the house and the actual painting of the house.

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    PNC Sets Enrollment and Credit Hour Records

    Purdue University North Central set all-time enrollment and credit hour records this fall. The 2009 - 2010 academic year opened Monday, Aug. 24 with a record 4,463 students enrolled in a record 46,594 credit hours for the fall semester.

    This represents a 5 percent increase in students and a 5 percent increase in credit hours over the fall semester of 2008.

    PNC students include 2,761 full-time students, marking the seventh consecutive year that the campus has registered a record number of full-time students.

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    Latter-day Saints Church Offers Family History Services to Public

    If you have you ever wondered about your Family Tree or have thought about researching your ancestors and compiling genealogy about your family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers their Family History Centers to anyone interested in researching their past.

    LDS Family History Centers are located throughout the world to help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and any one else search the records of their ancestors.

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    A “Jewel of a Necklace” to be Given at this Year’s Ball

    A Jewel of a Downtown is the theme for this year’s Mayor’s Charity Ball and, as a special feature for the Ball, Martin Binder Jewelers has designed and created a custom piece to be awarded to the winning ticket holder on the night of the Ball.

    This “Jewel of a Necklace” is Sterling Silver with a Green and Gold Bi-color Quartz Center and brilliant cut Diamond accents on a 16" Omega.   The necklace, designed by Jeanette Binder, has a value of $650.

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